What Precisely is Cloud Website Hosting?
Actually, the real cloud web hosting platform serves individual website hosting services like disk space, email, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, web hosting CP, backup, and so on, on independent stacks of very advanced web servers. Each different service group produces a cluster. All the servers in a cluster are devoted to serving exclusively the particular service and nothing aside from it. They will all function as one single web server, sharing out the service's load in nearly identical proportions. If there is a genuine cloud web hosting service, there would be: a disk space cluster, an electronic mail cluster, an FTP cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a statistics cluster, a web hosting Control Panel cluster, a backup cluster, etc. All these individual service clusters will form the so-called cloud hosting platform.
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The gigantic cloud website hosting fraud. Quite widespread today.
There is so much misunderstanding circulating around about cloud hosting nowadays. As you can perceive, cloud web hosting does not only sound perplexing, but in reality it is greatly complicated. Most of the people are not at all aware of what cloud web hosting is. Based on this common ignorance, the "cloud website hosting merchants" speculate intensely, just to get hold of the customer and his/her five bucks a month. What a disgrace! A great shame. This is owing to the fact that in the web hosting industry niche there are no rules whatsoever. The domain industry has ICANN. The web hosting industry niche has no such self-controlling body. That is the reason why the website hosting retailers speculate and tell lies blatantly (very bluntly, in fact) to their clients. Chiefly the cPanel-based cloud web hosting providers. Let's check how much cloud hosting they actually can offer.
The facts about the cPanel-based "cloud" website hosting providers
If a cPanel-based website hosting vendor has a cloud web hosting platform at hand, which is quite improbable, loads of web servers must be paid for. Which is also not cheap. We will return to that at the end of this review. But before we do, let's examine what the cloud troubles are. So, it's quite unlikely for a cPanel hosting vendor to have the cloud hosting platform at hand, for establishing one takes years. Even when time and the provision of an experienced team are not a problem, loads of money must be invested too. Tons of cash. Plus, cPanel is not open source. That's a big disadvantage.
The absence of open source cloud web hosting solutions
There are no open source cloud web hosting environments. There aren't any open source web hosting CP tools (running with the cloud web hosting system) as well. Hence, to have a cloud web hosting solution at hand, first of all you must set up one. In-house. In the second place, you must set up the website hosting Control Panel as well.
Single server-based web hosting Control Panels
Popular web hosting Control Panels like cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are devised to function on one web server only. All web hosting services (disk space, electronic mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, stats, website hosting Control Panel, backup, and so on) are being served at the same time on one single server where these given one-server website hosting systems and web hosting Control Panels are set up.
The shortage of open source web hosting CPs
So, you must create an in-house built website hosting Control Panel that will function impeccably and to accommodate it within the cloud platform, as if it was an indelible constituent of it. Appropriate instances of in-house made cloud website hosting systems with in-house constructed web hosting Control Panels besides us, at Mad Dog Web Hosting, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.
Cloud web hosting hardware provision charges
The minimal investment demanded, only for the cloud web hosting hardware equipment, equals somewhere between $60,000 and 80,000 USD. That's omitting the DDoS apparatus, which is another $15-20,000. Now you realize how many cloud web hosting solutions can be found out there... and, in particular, why the web hosting sky is so blue... and almost cloudless!